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City Real Estate E-Newsletter - June 2019

I decide to buy a city owned property because is a great value. You can’t get a better deal that what the offers specially with the grants and loan programs that they have

During the month of June the City of Milwaukee is celebrating National Homeownership Month. Milwaukee is a vibrant City full of great neighborhoods full of culture and economic activity. It's the perfect time to start your journey to becoming a homeowner. There are many benefits to owning your home. It helps promote stable neighborhoods, builds community pride and is still one of the best ways families can build wealth.

city owned home that is vacant in cold spring park. Before picture. Jimmy purchased a city-owned historic home in the Cold Spring Park neighborhood. He grew up close to the Cold Spring Park neighborhood and as a young child loved the architecture of the homes in the neighborhood. When he saw the listing of properties on the City's website he found a historic home that he fell in love with. Jimmy also took advantage of the Homebuyer Assistance Program where he was able to get financial assistance to fix up his home and work with a rehab specialist who guided him through the rehab process. 

Jimmy's home after of the exterior, with new siding, roof, porch. If you’re ready to make the transition from renter to homeowner, begin by working with a HUD certified housing counseling organization to get started with the home purchase process – they will determine if you’re ready or need to work on your credit. Visit to get connected today. The City of Milwaukee will work with you when you’re ready to purchase one of our properties.

Until then, continue reading more below about properties for sale, neighborhood events, updates, helpful resources, and homeownership opportunities! 

Homeownership Opportunities

Homeownership Opportunities Extended Listings

Homeownership Opportunities Current ListingView homes for sale under Current Listing or Extended Listing. Homes listed under Current Listing are for owner-occupancy only, homes listed under Extended Listing are available to owner-occupants and investors who want to earn rental income. Homes are also listed with external agents. Work with your realtor to find your new home in the city. Owner-occupant buyers may qualify for the $500 Roots Landscaping Program Incentive and Homebuyer Assistance Program - $20,000 forgivable loan for rehab

Featured Home

4250 North 21st Street  4 BR / 1 BA • 1,562 sq. ft.4250 North 21st Street 
4 BR / 1 BA • 1,562 sq. ft.
Check out this single family home in the Rufus King neighborhood. This home has 4 bedrooms and 1 bathroom with a lot of unique features. Contact your real estate agent to view this property! 
Asking Price: $39,900
Scope of Work: $36,919
Essential Repairs: $18,537

May be eligible for up to $20,000 forgivable loan with homeownership.

Helpful Resources

Housing Help Web ToolHousing Help Tool

If you're looking for a one stop shop for housing resources the Housing Help web tool is it! The Housing Help tool connects your with information and resources from various City departments and non-profit organizations. You can filter it if you're a homeowner, homebuyer or investor/non-profit organization. 
Explore this tool to find resources you can use! 

Stop Illegal DumpingStop Illegal Dumping

Illegal dumping is a burden to residents and a blight on our beautiful city. Don't let illegal dumping ruin your neighborhood. Report it and you could be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000. You can call (414) 286-CITY or report it online. Remember to report who, what, where and when. 


FREE Water Filterlead safe milwaukee

Do you need a drinking water filter? If your home has a lead service line you can get a discounted water filter at You may be able to qualify for a free water filter if you live in the City of Milwaukee and cannot afford a filter. Visit the health department's website for more info or call 414-286-3521. 

Register for E-Notify Regisyter for E-Notify
Use E-Notify to receive notices from the City of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County and Milwaukee Public Schools. Choose from news releases, meeting notices and agendas, job announcements, new property sale listings, bid notices, online auction items, and many others.

trash of roadTrash Cleanup

Be a good neighbor and help keep our City clean. Now is a great time to gather your neighbors and schedule a neighborhood cleanup! Contact Keep Greater Milwaukee Beautiful to get FREE supplies for your cleanup. You can also report it by calling 286-CITY.  


Project Clean & GreenProject Clean & Green

Project Clean & Green is a City-wide program that includes targeted street and alley sweeping and provides additional FREE bulky pickups for residents with City of Milwaukee solid waste collection service. Click the link above to see what items you can place outside. 

Downspout Disconnect ProgramDownspout Disconnect Program

Did you receive a letter about disconnecting your downspouts? That means that one (1) or more of your downspouts may meet the criteria for disconnecting from the combined sewer. Click the link above for more information. 

Brew City Match ProgramBrew City Match Program

Brew City Match is an innovative collaboration that will fuel commercial corridor revival and the resurgence of entrepreneurship in Milwaukee. The program is being launched within the Historic King Drive, North Avenue & Fond du Lac, and Cesar Chavez Drive corridors. There are a variety of resources available to help jump-start a new business, expand an existing company, and support business relocation. We can work together to make your business and our City a success. For more info click the link above on the title. 

 City Programs - Learning Opportunities


Homebuyer Orientation Homebuyer Orientation SessionsSessions

Attend the next session to learn more about the Homebuyer Assistance Program, which offers assistance from a rehab specialist and up to $20,000 forgivable loans for the rehab of City-owned homes.

Monday, July 22, 6-7:00 p.m.
Washington Park Library (2121 N Sherman Blvd) 

Community Improvement Project (CIP) Info SessionsCommunity Improvement Project (CIP) Info Sessions

NIDC CIP match grants support community projects that engage community members and physically improve neighborhoods in Milwaukee. CIP grants are reimbursable grants that require a dollar–for-dollar match from non-City funding sources. The maximum CIP grant request is $4,000. Attending an info session is required.

Wednesday, June 12th, 6-7:00 p.m.
Zablocki Library (3501 W Oklahoma Ave) 
Thursday, June 13th, 10 - 11 a.m. 
Hillside Family Resource Center (1452 N 7th St)

Landlord Training Program.Landlord Training

Attend the next Department of Neighborhood Services FREE 5- hour training seminar and receive a 100-page manual and certificate of completion. Visit our Landlord Training website for more information on upcoming trainings and to register.

rent for successRent for Success 

Rent for Success is a free info-packed tenant training program designed to educate and empower renters to make safe, healthy choices in their housing, and to provide helpful resources for if anything does go wrong with an arrangement. Visit our Rent for Success website for more info. 

Community Events

Our City always has fun and informational events happening! Take part in all the great events, to see a full list of events from the City visit our Community Events Calendar.

Free Legal Clinic for Elderly HomeownersFree Legal Clinic for Elderly Homeowners

Join Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee for an information session on Wills and Powers of Attorney in protecting your property, wealth, health and providing for future generations. 

Wednesday, June 12, 2019, 10-11:00 a.m.
Bader Philanthropies, Inc. (3300 N. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive)

Friday Flicks & Art Days Friday Flicks & Art Days 
Bring your family and friends out for a movie or art marking during Friday Flicks & Art Days. For the movie bring your own chair/blanket & food/drink. For Art day's food & water will be provided. 
Friday Flick Days - 6/14, 6/21, 6/28 8-10 p.m.
Art Days - 6/29, 7/13, 7/21 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Located on the Beerline Trail (Richard & Keefe Ave)


City of Milwaukee Budget Review Process  City of Milwaukee Budget Review Process 
Be engaged in the City of Milwaukee's Budget process by attending meetings, sharing details and information by speaking at budget hearing meetings and sharing how you would like your tax dollars
spent. By mid August public hearings will begin on the 2020 Budget in the Common Council Chambers at 200 E. Wells St, 3rd Floor. Click the link above to stay updated with set dates to come. 


Promise Zones Bike RidePromise Zones Bike Ride
Take part in a slow-paced 7 mile ride that starts and ends in Garden Homes Park. There will be a limited number of free rental bikes available, free bike repairs, food, raffle prizes and giveaways! Visit for more info. 

Saturday, June 22, 1:30 p.m.
Garden Homes Park (2600 W Atkinson Ave)

Juneteenth Day Festival Juneteenth Day Festival 
Take part in the 58th Annual Juneteenth Day Parade and Festival taking place on Wednesday, June 19th. The festival takes place from 10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive between Center and Burleigh Streets. There will be musical performances, numerous vendors, food and helpful resources for residents of all ages. 

Free Backyard Composting Classes
Join the City of Milwaukee Department of Public Works in partnering with Keep Greater Milwaukee Beautiful and the Milwaukee Public Library to host free Introduction to Basic Backyard Composting classes this summer. To see a full list of classes offered at the Milwaukee Public Library visit

Tuesday, July 23, 2-3:00 p.m. 
Keep Great Milwaukee Beautiful ( 1313 W. Mt. Vernon Ave.)


Commercial Property Opportunities

4473 North 76th Street Asking Price: $75,0004473 North 76th Street
Asking Price: $75,000

Check out this commercial building in the Columbus Park neighborhood! This 5,121 SR building was built in 1966. It has 4 units and was previously used as a daycare. This could be your new business location!   Resources from the City are available to help with restoring this property. Proposals considered on a first-come, first-served basis. More info at;

DCD/ Neighborhood News & Updates

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Community Outreach Liaison Gisela Ortega at

City Real Estate, 809 N. Broadway, Milwaukee, WI 53202 - (414) 286-5730



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